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Iran orders foreign messaging apps to store data within its borders

Supreme Council of Cyberspace gives social media companies one year to comply, raising concerns over privacy<p>Iran has ordered foreign messaging apps to store all data on its citizens within the country's borders, <i>Reuters</i> reports, giving the companies one year to comply. Iran's Supreme Council of …

This Post-Apocolyptic Video Game Shows How Quickly the Meek Would Inherit the Earth

The DayZ social experiment game will put you through your survival paces.<p>249<p>SHARES<p>The apocalyptic-survival video game <i>DayZ</i> puts players in a sandbox …

Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be

I want to play again. My arms are sore from shooting a virtual bow-and-arrow and slashing robots with a lightsaber. My heart is racing from dodging drone missiles and defending my teammate. And my mind is spinning from the possibilities. I want to play again. And I won’t be the only one.<p>The game is …

How to Make Savory One-Pan Pasta Carbonara | The Art of Manliness

Legend has it that pasta carbonara got its name from <i>carbonaro</i> — the Italian word for men who worked as charcoal burners. The hearty carbonaro were …

Watch extended footage of canceled Star Wars: First Assault, the would-be precursor to Battlefront 3

A lot of games get made, but not all of them get released.<p>Extended technical beta footage of a canned Star Wars game has appeared online this week, reports Eurogamer. Star Wars: First Assault was an infantry-based first-person shooter for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in development at LucasArts when …

Star Wars

Xbox One With Extra Free Game Offers Starting This Week

You don't have to wait until Black Friday to get a good Xbox One deal.<p>Microsoft has announced that numerous retailers across the United States will offer extra free games, among other bonuses, with Xbox One bundles starting this weekend. Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, a spokesperson for Microsoft, …

Mad Max

Watch Microsoft's Stunning New HoloLens Gaming Demo

During Microsoft's Windows 10 event on Tuesday, the company announced a new experimental HoloLens game called Project X-Ray. Now, you can see that game in action. This new HoloLens demo goes further than what we've seen before in that it introduces "holograms you can hold." Watch as the …

Augmented Reality

How to Get New Lunar White, Halo 5 Xbox One Controllers for as Little as $30

GameStop has rolled out a new offer that lets you get a new, special edition Xbox One controller for cheap. Now through October 25, GameStop will give you $35 credit when you trade in an Xbox One or DualShock 4 controller and apply the credit toward the purchase of a Lunar White or any Halo 5: …

Halo

Fallout 4 Composer Plays Main Theme - IGN Video

Award-winning composer Inon Zur plays the main theme for Fallout 4. Zur has written and produced the scores for the Fallout series since Fallout …

Technology

Watch Fallout 4 Composer Inon Zur Perform Main Theme on Piano, It'll Give You Goose Bumps

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda has published a piece looking at the making of the game's music and shining a spotlight on Inon Zur, who is scoring the upcoming open-world RPG.<p>Over the course of the fascinating piece, Zur discusses his process, which includes doing things like walking around in his …

Dragon Age

25% off Fallout 4 preorder deal coattails along with announcement hype (updated)

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><i>Update: Fallout 4 release date has been confirmed for 11/10/2015. Latest deal and details updated below.</i><p>Fallout 4 Steam Key at GMG is $46.20<br>• At checkout, use code: 23PERC-AUTUMN-SAVING<p>It’s a good day for Fallout fans as <i>Fallout 4</i> has been officially …

Die Hard

The Chandelier Of The Future Is Made From 1,100 Moving LEDs

LEDs are often discussed in technological or scientific terms, but increasingly common are experimental and artistic uses, demonstrating that the simple bulbs can be used for almost anything.<p>Russian creative agency Ascreen* along with Timeline and Atlantic Star** has created a spectacular LED …

Latest Terminator: Genisys trailer spoils the movie by showing huge plot twist

SPOILERS.<p>There isn't a spoiler warning big enough. They're planning to show this thing on TV?<p>The idea that John Connor himself has turned into some kind of Terminator is the sort of brilliantly dumb idea that you get when a franchise has been all but used up, and here we are. I'm not sure what to …

This is the best Steel Battalion cockpit. Ever.

The fantasy mech simulator so famously fiddly it came with it's own command console and twin joysticks, <i>Steel Battalion</i>, is remembered fondly by fans. Sadly, the stupid-big custom controllers are hard to find in working order these days, and even harder to maintain. When you can get your hands on …

Game of Thrones Is Better Than Ever in Season 5

Though book fans had concerns about the future of the fantasy series, which returns to HBO on Sunday night, the new season is assured, inventive, and wildly entertaining.<p>Winter may be coming, but the new season of HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> has a distinct air of rejuvenation, of spring. Well, O.K., it’s …

TV Series

Podcast Unlocked Episode 189: What Halo 5's Release Date and New Trailers Mean

Plus: a morsel of Gears of War news.<p><b>DOWNLOAD PODCAST UNLOCKED EPISODE 189</b><p>The weekend gave us not one but <i>two</i> Halo 5: Guardians trailers, and you …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

U.S. pledges $507 million for victims of Syria crisis | Reuters

KUWAIT (Reuters) - The United States pledged $507 million towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told an international summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (3rd L) stands with Kuwait Minister of Foreign …

Middle East

Call of Duty's latest trailer spins Burger Town hits with John Malkovich and the zombies

The apocalypse is no picnic: <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>'s latest trailer puts a group of survivors in a fast-food joint overrun with zombies.<p>Press play above to see a bleaker future than the founder of Burger Town ever envisioned. You can watch some <i>Ascendance</i> gameplay below, in which the undead …

Watch the first 30 minutes of Mortal Kombat X

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Chicago's NetherRealm Studios, home to members of the original <i>Mortal Kombat</i> team, invited Polygon over for some hands-on time with their latest effort — <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>.<p>Their ambitious single-player story is reportedly bigger than anything …

Square Enix's version of Star Wars isn't messing around

If Square Enix had its way with Star Wars, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and your everyday Stormtrooper would be a much more fearsome force than what we've come to know over the years. Did we say if? We mean when.<p>As part of the Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai line, Square Enix reimagined all three …

PBS asks why Call of Duty isn't about duty, why Medal of Honor isn't about honor

Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen Magazine and host of PBS Game/Show has a dense 10-minute look at wargames that is worth your time if you play games, or are a citizen of any country that has ever been at war. So basically everyone should watch this.<p>Warren nimbly charts the course of wargaming …

Chinese soldiers trained with swords in the snow near the country's border with Russia

Chinese soldiers are taking part in sub-zero training near the country's frozen northern border by Russia.<p>The soldiers were undergoing extreme winter training in Heihe, Heilongjiang. The training took place in temperatures as low as negative 4 degrees Farenheit. To emphasize discipline and …

Mexican Mayor Grilled for Lifting Girl's Dress While Dancing at Birthday Bash

A mayor in Mexico has found himself in hot water after videos emerged of him lifting a young woman’s dress and exposing her underwear in front of …

We may finally get a third decent Aliens film

There have only been two great Alien movies. Could Neill Blomkamp's new Alien project be the third?<p>This week, the internet was abuzz with the news that Neill Blomkamp — director of recent sci-fi fare like <i>District 9</i> and <i>Elysium</i>, and the very soon to be released <i>Chappie</i> — was moving forward with his …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Twitch Streamer Claims He Received Unfair DMCA Takedown From Azubu

A League of Legends broadcaster on Twitch is claiming that spectator matches he streamed of Sanghyuk “Faker” Lee' were removed unfairly by rival streaming service Azubu.<p>Two days ago, a reddit user by the handle StarLordLucian posted on the League of Legends subreddit that his "SpectateFaker" stream …

Internet

Warhammer 40k FPS Space Hulk: Deathwing Gets a New Trailer

Publisher Focus Home Interactive has released a new trailer for the upcoming first person shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk: Deathwing.<p>The game is being developed for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC using Unreal Engine 4. We haven't seen or heard much details about the …

Trailers

Video shows hilarious reactions to breakfast foods from around the world

Okay, to the Cherrios-loving sect it's not the breakfast of champions.<p>YouTube channel Cut Video teamed with online food community Kitchenbowl to get American kids to try breakfast foods from around the world.<p>The reactions are pretty priceless as the eaters screw their faces into looks of disgust …

'Evolve' Only Has One Problem, But It's The Core Concept Of The Game

Evolve is a game that gets almost everything right. After spending time with the alpha, beta and now final retail release of the game, I’m now confident in making that statement. Talking about the game itself has to be a separate conversation from 2K’s pre-order/DLC ideas, which has been the main …

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